this has been taken over by the 'kris' chain , its called "KRIS RESIDENCE" . dont confuse with other kris in phuket and patong , they have a few . this is new , 3 blocks still not quite opened , 2 already open . definitely "KRIS RESIDENCE" [used to be fx hotel until recently and they aheva couple of hotels too so choose careful!]
location almost next to simon cabaret , on outskirts of patong towards karon .
there where 2 blocks of appts , now kris are a few months away from completing 3 new blocks currently being
floored , tiled and wired . each are 5 stories and have about 50 rooms or so . there is 1 small communal pool ,
1 reception , and 1 restaurant shared .
a few points to consider , especially pool issue ::
wifi is available , but expensive . its free in local bars tho .
its 15 mins walk from beach .... good for some with moped , not for others w kids .
atm in front of hotel .
shops/rests are 7 mins away . 7-11 is 3 mins away . bangla 10 mins away. a spa is 3 mins away . decent location i thought . handy for karen etc just several mins drive or so away
1 x rooftop pool is quite small , BUT issue is only 6 loungers for all 5 hotel blocks ??? once a family have gone up there , there is little else left for people and each day sun worshippers where left disapointed . only 1 of the 5 blocks has a rooftop pool , tho they are all same design . very strange why they havent added a better pool facility as there is lots of land next to hotel . if your going for a pool hotel maybe reconsider . otherwise its a good hotel . flipside is 2 times for an hour or so we had pool to ourselves , up on roof its great with nobody there , and 100% rooftop sun = warm pool on roof with a nice breeze at times which was a slight relief from strong sun .
however its new , clean & modern , good 40" tv [tho no premium sports or movies just cheap asto cable channels] , and not in centre of patong bangla rd madness and noise which was good for us . beds are big , pillows ok .
noise isnt bad cos its not in centre . we got last minute room for £38 p/n middle of jan high season , so at this rate its a really good deal . tried the double room aswell as single room , and double room had 3 air con units and 2 x 40" tv ! bathrooms are nice too , really modern .
staff dont speak too much english , but enough to get by , and where friendly enough .
we have stayed @ kris proerties before . id say its not quite as good as bang tao , but better than the one in centre of patong which wasnt that good . this is decent tho . get a good rate and this is a tidy hotel for the money we thought , nice and modern . good base camp .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Convenient location of The Kris Condo at Patong makes it the ideal choicefor holiday and business accommodation. Ideally located, closed to the town centre,shopping mall, all business center and famous patong beach.The Kris condo’s main concept is to provide discerning customers an ideal mixof innovative design, luxury and functionality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Kris Residence Phuket/Patong